Wal-Mart Subsidy Report for Arizona

Subsidies received by Wal-Mart
There are no centralized databases of economic development subsidies, but Good Jobs First found 7 deals worth a total of about $33 million in Arizona. They include the following:

Good Jobs First has compiled data on Wal-Mart subsidies in the following cities
Bullhead City, AZ : $1.2 million
Casa Grande, AZ : $536,000
Kingman, AZ : n.a.
Mesa, AZ : up to $13.2 million
Oro Valley, AZ : $11.6 million
Prescott, AZ : $6 million
Show Low, AZ : $430,000

Hidden taxpayer costs
Many Wal-Mart workers are ineligible for health coverage from their employer or choose not to purchase what is available, because it is too expensive or too limited in scope. These workers often turn to taxpayer-funded health programs such as Medicaid. In July 2005 the state Department of Economic Security issued data on the largest private employers with workers receiving taxpayer-financed medical insurance through the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System. At the top of the list was Wal-Mart, with about 2,700 workers--or 9.6 percent of its Arizona workforce--participating in the program. Sources: Howard Fischer, "Wal-Mart 1st in State Aid Enrollees," Arizona Daily Star, July 30, 2005 and Amanda J. Crawford, "Nearly Half of Poor in AHCCCS Hold Jobs," Arizona Republic, July 30, 2005.

For an estimate of how much Wal-Mart is costing the state of AZ for taxpayer-funded healthcare, see http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/feature/healthcrisis/map.html#AZ

Property Tax Appeals

Avondale, AZ
Buckeye, AZ : $237,706
Chandler, AZ : $20,775
Glendale, AZ
Mesa, AZ : $36,357
Mesa, AZ : $20,999
Phoenix, AZ : $13,929
Phoenix, AZ : $200,433
Scottsdale, AZ
Tempe, AZ : $31,000
Tucson, AZ : $95,908
Cottonwood, AZ

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